Veterinary doctor with a Master´s Degree in Veterinary Pathology from Federal University of Minas Gerais and a PhD in Veterinary Pathobiology from University of Minnesota. Post doc position at University of Minnesota at the Proliferative Enteropathies laboratory and Visiting professor at the Danish Technical University. CNPQ 1D researcher in the area of swine and enteropathogens and Associate Professor in the area of Veterinary Pathology at Federal University of Minas Gerais Veterinary School. Member of the Ministry of Agriculture National Swine Health Program Technical Committee (MAPA) and the Minas Gerais Pig farming State Council (COESUI).
Head of the Minas Gerais Federal University Veterinary Surgery and Clinical Department.
Fábio Vanucci Vice-president
Fábio Vanucci Vice-president
University of Minnesota / Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Fabio is an Assistant Professor and Diagnostician at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. His research has been focused on food animal medicine with special interest in pathogenesis and development of diagnostic tools for rapid response to endemic and emerging diseases of swine. Before joining the University of Minnesota in 2015, he worked with diagnostics and bacterial pathogenesis, investigating the host adaptation and attenuation of virulence of Lawsonia intracellularis, an endemic enteric infection of swine. Since 2015, he has been led the development of serology and molecular diagnostic assays for an emerging vesicular disease in swine caused by Seneca Valley virus infection. Additionally, he has been worked on development of next generation sequencing and in situ hybridization platforms for diagnostic investigations of food animal disease.
I completed the course in veterinary medicine at PUC, RS, Uruguaiana in 1983. I worked at the Veterinary Research Institute Desiderio Finamor (1983-1987). During this period, I developed a passion for animal welfare with my involvement in the production unit of outdoor pigs in Paim Filho, a pioneer in the practice of animal welfare. After the brief passage at ACARESC- EMATER (1987), working with outdoor pig production, I was accepted into the doctoral program at the University of Cambridge, UK, where I completed my PhD in 1992, the first veterinarian in the world with a Ph.D. in animal welfare. I studied indicators of animal welfare in pigs, in particular changes in the endogenous opioid system in the brain which are related to psychiatric disorders in humans. I discovered that abnormal repetitive behaviour was associated with changes in the opioid system. I continued working as pos-doctoral fellow in Germany, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (1992-1996), with particular emphasis on the development of non-invasive methods for measuring stress in different species of wild and domestic animals. I also demonstrated that socially isolated pigs have compromised central nervous system, particularly in the endogenous opioid system. In 1996, I started the program Behaviour and Animal Welfare at Michigan State University, one of the most influential programmes in the world, where I also gained more experience in the area of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate students. My main job was to study environmental factors and their impact on the ability of animals to cope with difficult situations. My work on the effect of early- weaning, less than 21 days of age, in increasing aggression in pigs and impairment of memory processes, was a milestone in the research of animal welfare. I also studied attitudes toward animal welfare and pain in dairy cattle. In 2006, I was offered the professorship of animal welfare at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, where I created the research and teaching programmes in animal welfare. In Norway I studied the impact of human-animal interactions in the pre-natal period in the organization of the brain in lambs. I also developed protocols to evaluate welfare and behavioural problems studied in pigs. In 2011 I accepted the position of professor and chair in animal health and animal welfare at the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in Edinburgh. At SRUC I coordinated the project AWIN (www.animal-welfare-indicators.net), funded by the European Union, to develop scientific protocols for assessing animal welfare. In July 2013 I was hired by the School of Veterinary and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. I am studying systems in the brain that promote optimal adjustment processes in animals and humans.
Anja Joachim, Univ Prof Dr med vet
Head of the Institute of Parasitology
Department of Pathobiology, Vetmeduni Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, A-1210 Wien, Austria
E Anja.Joachim@vetmeduni.ac.at; www.vetmeduni.ac.at/parasitologie
Prof. Joachim graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany and received her DVM and Habilitation in Parasitology in Hannover. After research stays in Sydney, Australia, and Copenhagen, Denmark, she was appointed as Senior Lecturer for parasitology, in Leipzig, Germany. Since 2003 she is Professor and Head of the Institute of Parasitology at the Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria. She is an EBVS-certified Specialist in Veterinary Parasitology (Diplomate of the European Veterinary parasitology College) and member of several professional organisations and editorial boards of scientific journals. To date, Anja Joachim has published 188 peer-reviewed papers and 3 book chapters (November 2019). Her research focus is on the host-parasite interactions in the pig, especially Improvement of control strategies against parasites and in vivo and in vitro models for parasite infections. She is currently investigating novel diagnostic and control options against Cystoisospora suis, the causative agent of suckling piglet coccidiosis.
Veterinary Degree from Universidade Federal de Goiás, MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas, PhD in Veterinary Population Medicine from University of Minnesota. Worked for 8 years with Agroceres PIC on health services, product validation, supply chain, and technical services. Today (as of 2015) he is a faculty member, and director of graduate education at Iowa State University. Daniel leads a team of 8 graduate students working towards development and evaluation of strategies to prevent, detect, and manage swine infectious diseases under field conditions. His group has over 150 publications/participations on scientific/producer meetings over the last 4 years, having worked closely with veterinarians and pig producers representing > 3 million sows.
Veterinary physician with a Master´s Degree from London University and a PhD Degree from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with part of his graduate program developed at University of Nebraska, US. Teaching and research experience in the area of swine diseases and consultancy in swine health. With more than 150 papers published in indexed journals, and author/editor of chapters in 14 books. Advisor to more than 35 graduate students at the Master and PhD levels, currently an advisor at the UFRGS Veterinary Sciences Graduate School. Consultant in the area of health at pig farming companies in Brazil.
MS Animal Production 1995
MSc Epidemiology and Herd Health 1998 (Utrecht University)
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Porcine Health Management
Current Professional Activities
Full professor Porcine Health Management, Faculty Veterinary Medicine Ghent U
Main research areas: infectious diseases (respiratory disease), biosecurity and veterinary public health, swine production and reproduction
300 publications international peer-reviewed scientific journals
540 presentations during national and international conferences
Promotor of 33 completed PhD theses
H-index (2019): 40
Section Editor of the scientific journal Livestock Science since 2012
Chair of the Committee for Internationalization at the veterinary faculty of Ghent University since 2016.
Past president of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization (EBVS), the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) and the Belgian branch of IPVS. Past editor in chief of the scientific journal Porcine Health Management.
Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Federal University of Pelotas Veterinary School, Master´s and PhD degrees in Animal Reproduction from University of Nebraska, US. Full Professor at College of Veterinary Medicine and at the Master´s Program in Bioexperimentation at Universidade de Passo Fundo. Visiting researcher at NADC/ARS/USDA in Ames, Iowa. Veterinary Medicine Coordinator at UPF.
Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine from Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG. Master´s Degree in Animal Science from the same institution and a PhD Degree in Animal Science from the University of Alberta – Canada. Associate Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS – 1987) and PhD in Animal Reproduction Physiopathology by TiHo-Hannover (1992). Full professor at UFRGS, working on research in swine reproduction and management, advisor of approximately 30 students.
DMV, MSc, DSc
Embrapa Swine and Poultry
Br.153, Km: 110 Vila Tamanduá
Concórdia, SC Brazil
Jalusa Deon Kich is a researcher at Embrapa Swine and Poultry (Brazilian Corporation on Agriculture Research) since 2001. Dr. Kich has experience in preventive veterinary medicine, specifically on the epidemiology of Salmonella infection and control in the swine production chain. She is a Veterinarian, Master and Doctor, graduating from the Veterinary Medicine School of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Dr. Kich attended a sabbatical program at the Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research Unit (FSEPRU) at the USDA-National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, USA in 2011/2012.
At Embrapa Swine and Poultry, Dr. Kich has conducted research projects in cooperation with universities and private companies. Her scientific results and field experience have prompted speaking invitations for Dr. Kich at several meetings as well as technical consultation requests. Dr. Kich is a member of the Agriculture Ministry’s scientific advisory committee for animal products microbiology. Nowadays, she is leader of modernization of meat inspection in pork project in cooperation with the Agriculture Ministry and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University.
Embrapa Swine and Poultry
Janice Reis Ciacci Zanella is a veterinarian graduated by the Veterinary School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Master of Sciences and Ph.D. in Molecular Virology at the University of Nebraska, USA. She is an EMBRAPA researcher in the area of Animal Virology. Coordinates research projects in animal viruses and participated in the coordination of Eradication programs for swine diseases. Participates in the Agriculture Ministry Technical Committee on Swine Health Programs. Participates in ad hoc OIE committees and represents Brazil in the FAO – OIE project to coordinate global surveillance of influenza virus (OFFLU). She is currently the Director General of Embrapa Swine and Poultry Research Center.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1240
Professor – Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
– Prevention, control, elimination of infectious diseases of swine;
– Development of diagnostic assays utilizing non-traditional specimens, e.g., oral fluids and other aggregate samples;
– Development of statistically valid approaches for aggregate sample-based surveillance of swine populations.
– Co-editor – Diseases of Swine (9th, 10th, 11th editions).
– Refereed publications in the area of infectious diseases of swine (n ~155).
Murdoch University – College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education – Australia
Luís Guilherme de Oliveira
Luís Guilherme de Oliveira
Degree in Medicine Veterinary from Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Master´s Degree and PhD Degree from Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (Unesp Jaboticabal). Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Clinics in the area of swine medical clinic. Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program certified advisor for the Master´s and PhD programs. Veterinary physician at Seara Alimentos S.A and at the São Paulo State Agriculture and Livestock Defense Department. His works are focused on swine diseases related to experimental infection, pest viruses and respiratory diseases.
Maria Nazaré Lisboa
Maria Nazaré Lisboa
Degree in Veterinary Medicine from UFRPE (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco – Brazil). Master´s Degree in Swine Health and production from UAB (Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona – Spain). Currently working towards her PhD Degree at Universidade de Murcia – Spain.
Consultant in swine health, reproduction, production and management for national and international pig farming.
Founder and technician in charge of Consuitec ( Pig farming Consultancy Company). Director of the Ceppa Laboratory (Animal Pathology Research Center) in Paulínia – São Paulo – Brazil. Technical editor of the magazine Suínos & Cia.
Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Faculdade de Veterinária da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, PhD in Veterinary Medicine-Bacteriology from Justus Liebig Universitaet, Giessen, Germany. Full Professor at Rio Grande do Sul Federal University at the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Department. Veterinary Sciences Graduate Program advisor. Researcher 1C of the CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) Microbiology Consultative Committee.
Dr. Peter Davies received his veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1975 and his PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1983. Peter is a veterinary epidemiologist specializing in infectious diseases of food animals, particularly swine, and has been a Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA, since 2003. His professional experience includes 6 years of clinical veterinary practice in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom; 2 years as a livestock advisor on a rural development project in Pernambuco, Brazil; 4 years as a swine specialist with the Department of Agriculture in Adelaide, South Australia; and 25 years as an academic researcher. He has held endowed chair appointments as the MAF Professor of Food Safety and Public Health, Massey University, New Zealand (2002-2003), and Leman Chair of Swine Health and Production, University of Minnesota (2003-2009). In addition to swine health research, Dr. Davies research has focused on the epidemiology of zoonotic and foodborne pathogens, including antimicrobial resistance, at farm level, to understand the relationships between attributes of the farm environment and management that influence the occurrence of infectious agents, including assessment and mitigation of the associated risks to animals and people. He is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more the 250 conference papers. Current projects include a longitudinal study of infectious disease risks (MRSA, Influenza A virus, Hepatitis E virus) at the swine-human interface, and understanding antibiotic use practices in the US swine industry. From 2000 – 2007, he was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the International Research Center for Veterinary Epidemiology in Denmark. He served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in the USA from 2015 to 2018, and in 2019 received the Howard Dunne Memorial Award for service to the US swine industry and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Universidade de Passo Fundo
He is a veterinary graduated from the University of Passo Fundo (UPF) and has a doctorate in Immunology and Veterinary Microbiology from the University of León (ULE) – Spain and a post doctorate in Immunology and Structural Biology of Antigens from the University of Calgary – Canada. He teaches undergraduate courses in Veterinary Medicine and Medicine, and Graduate course in Bioexperimentation (Master and Doctorate) in UPF. He is an honorary international professor at the ULE Faculty of Veterinary and an International Correspondent Academic at the Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Castilla y León, Spain. His area of research involves the development of vaccines and diagnostic methods against pathogens of veterinary and human interest. In the veterinary line, his research addresses the swine immune system and its relationship with various pathogens, especially Haemophilus parasuis. In the human line, his studies are focusing diagnosis of hepatitis E virus.
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences Faculty of Jaboticabal (1992), Master’s degree in Genetics and Biochemistry at the Federal University of Uberlândia (1997) and PhD in Genetics and Biochemistry at the same Institution (2002). Nowadays he is Associate Professor I at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FAMEV) in the Federal University of Uberlândia and coordinates the discipline of Swine Disease for the baccalaureate in Veterinary; Pig farming for the undergraduate courses in Veterinary and Agronomy; and also Pig Production Topics in the Veterinary Science postgraduate course. Has experience in Veterinary Medicine, focusing on Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, acting on the following subjects: pigs, genetic improvement, management, welfare, meat quality, rural extension and family farming.